Prescription Label, Apotheke zu Wolfhagen von Carl Leister

Description (Brief)
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Collection has over two hundred early prescription labels from dozens of apothecaries across Germany and Austria. Early labels were plain and without adornment. Later embellishments included decorative borders, images of animals such as stags, lions, or elephants associated with the name of the apothecary.
Currently not on view
Object Name
prescription label
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 17.2 cm x 5 3/16 in; 6 3/4 in x 13.208 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
European Apothecary
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

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